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Greater Bergen County YMCA distributes over 100K pounds of food to families

The Greater Bergen County YMCA has long played a vital role in meeting the community’s health, wellness, and child care needs. When the novel coronavirus hit the area, the Y responded by providing access to a basic need that has rapidly increased during the crisis: the need for food.

 

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 29, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Increase Food Access for Thousands of Families During Pandemic

As the health and economic toll of the COVID-19 crisis began to hit our area, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges stepped in to increase food access for people struggling with job loss and other hardships during the pandemic. By teaming with local businesses and agencies, the Metro YMCAs have been able to distribute approximately 158,000 pounds of food, providing relief for more than 7,000 families since April.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jul 21, 2020

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Y Story: Caring for Residents in COVID-19 Epicenter

The Greater Bergen County YMCA, a branch of the Metro YMCA of the Oranges, has been providing long-term low cost housing for men for over 90 years. 

By: Glenn MacAfee | Jun 11, 2020

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Y Story: Y Comes to Employee's Rescue During Hardship

While our physical doors may be closed, the YMCA has remained open to serve members of the community facing hardships during the COVID-19 crisis. Those people in the community include Y members, their neighbors, and even Y staff.

By: Mollie Shauger | Jun 09, 2020

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East Orange YMCA Provides Diapers for Nearly 100 Families

The East Orange YMCA is ensuring that local families have basic resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 28, 2020

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Fairview Lake YMCA Camps Holds Blood Drive, Distributes Food

Fairview Lake YMCA Camps collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 11 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 22, 2020

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Wayne YMCA Leads United Effort to Feed Residents in Need of Assistance

The Wayne YMCA is leading a community-wide effort to assist individuals struggling with food insecurity in our local community.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 21, 2020

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Sussex County YMCA Drive Collects 28 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The Sussex County YMCA collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 6 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | May 21, 2020

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South Mountain, East Orange YMCAs Helping to Provide Meals to Families

The South Mountain and East Orange YMCAs are helping to feed people in the community who are facing financial hardships during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 11, 2020

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Wayne YMCA Helping to Relieve Food Insecurity During Pandemic

The Wayne YMCA is joining forces with five local organizations to help relieve hunger in the community. The Y recently distributed 50 boxed meal kits containing produce, meat, and other staple foods to families in Wayne, in collaboration with the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry, Wayne Township Health Department, Meadowlands Area YMCA and Table to Table. 

By: Mollie Shauger | May 06, 2020

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South Mountain YMCA Collects 15 Pints of Life-Saving Blood During Drive

The South Mountain YMCA collected 15 pints of blood during a blood drive on Wednesday, April 22 in partnership with the American Red Cross. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 45 lives, according to the Red Cross.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 30, 2020

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West Essex YMCA Drive Nets 15 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The West Essex YMCA collected 15 pints of blood during a blood drive on Thursday, April 9 in the Y’s gymnasium. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 45 lives.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 13, 2020

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Wayne YMCA Drive Nets 17 Pints of Life-Saving Blood

The Wayne YMCA collected 17 pints of blood during a blood drive on Monday, April 6 in the Y’s gymnasium. That amount of blood is enough to save approximately 51 lives, according to the American Red Cross.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 09, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Addressing Blood Shortage, Other Community Needs

 As coronavirus cases continue to grow and impact more communities, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is stepping up to address the ongoing need for blood donations, child care for essential workers, and other community needs during this pandemic.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 02, 2020

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8 Easy Ways to Make an Impact in the Community

Giving your time can make a big difference in your community. Here are some ways to volunteer any day of the year. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Nov 08, 2019